I know how most feel on, but however since they all go through the same physiological process wouldn't that also mean that all free from aminos are useless?
Often misunderstood is the fact that stomach acidity has nothing whatsoever to do with the digestion of proteins, which all takes place via enzymatic reaction later in the duodenum, and that orally consumed Free Form Amino Acids are likewise not affected. In fact, the pH of the stomach when secreting HCL is generally around 3.0, which has absolutely no affect on the molecular bonds of Free Form Amino Acids (including EDTA) and thus, cannot and will not destroy them. (Please note: EDTA in solution may exhibit a pH of 4.0 all on its own.)
All Free Form Amino Acids, including EDTA, need no digestive process to enter the bloodstream. They are already small enough molecules to enter the bloodstream immediately; and that's why they are used so effectively in I.V. parenteral solutions. Thus all Free Form Amino Acids, including EDTA, will pass unharmed and unchanged into the duodenum where they then are directly assimilated into the bloodstream. Again, they are not, as mistakenly alleged by some, broken down or destroyed by the gastric processes.
Only the liver can change or transaminate one amino acid into another, and at other times, amino acids can only be broken down further by the biochemistry within individual cells themselves for the purpose of energy. But what is important to realize is that none of these anabolic and degradive processes take place within the gastrointestinal tract. Thus, the notion that taking Free Form Amino Acids orally, including EDTA, will not prove effective in entering the bloodstream is a misnomer. Indeed, as any biochemical or medical text book will attest, just the opposite is true.